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Please Join Us At The W Midtown

Thursday, March 26, 2015
7 - 9 P.M.

Featuring the unveiling of the official
artwork of the 2015 Dogwood Festival

Living Room • W Midtown

188 14th STreet, Atlanta, GA 30361



Mixed Media Work from Plaid Columns Presented as Official 2015 Atlanta Dogwood Festival Image

Bringing back an exciting element to the 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival, presented by PNC Bank, two Atlanta artists have collaborated on this year's official festival image. Attendees can look for this work to be featured on everything from posters to t-shirts, all commemorating this annual welcome to spring.

The official artwork, titled “The Dogwood Festival, 2015” was created by Plaid Columns, the collaborative duo of photographer and gallery owner Rob Matre and artist Evan Jones.

“I have been a longtime fan of the Atlanta Dogwood Festival,” said Matre. “When festival director Brian Hill approached me about doing something that captured the spirit of the festival, I immediately said yes and thought this would be an ideal fit to work on with my favorite young artist Evan Jones.”

About Rob Matre
Matre Gallery, established in 1995, is the home base for Robert Matre's dual careers as gallery owner and artist/photographer.  The gallery has earned a reputation for showing bold, vibrant and impactful works by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, with a focus on figurative and representational paintings, drawings and photography.

About Evan Jones
Evan Jones is a native of Cashiers, North Carolina and current resident of Atlanta. At only 21 years of age, he has put together a remarkable body of work and possesses an impressive range of skill and vision. Jones approaches his art with a maturity and intellectual curiosity that is rare for such a young artist. Perhaps the most exciting aspect to remember about his work is that it's only the beginning.

The city's longest-running festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing the annual springtime celebration of arts and entertainment. The festival has earned significant recognition for the overwhelming success of its Green Festival Initiative, which in 2011, 2012 and 2013 received a Gold Award for Best Festival Environmental Program from the International Festivals & Events Association. The Society of American Travel Writers named the Atlanta Dogwood Festival as one of the Top 10 Spring Festivals in 2012 and Sunshine Artist magazine named the festival the 30th best in the country in 2014. The Art Fair Sourcebook ranked the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in its list of Top 25 Fine Art Festivals in the country for 2013.

The 79th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival will take place April 10 - 12, 2015 in Piedmont Park.